Akai Force is for DJs and producers that want to ditch the laptop

Akai made its name around the early 90s thanks to its line of relatively affordable S-series samplers and the (now legendary) MPC. Since then, the company has continued to release new spins on those mainstays, the latest of which is the all-in-one Force workstation. The idea is clear: To remove the PC from the workflow. […]

Oxford University halts donations and grants from Huawei

SOPA Images via Getty Images Huawei has faced increasing resistance from the US government and other countries, and now Oxford University has joined the growing number of groups distancing themselves from the company. The university, for now, will no longer accept research grants or donations from Huawei, The Guardian reports, with the ban stemming from […]

Facebook employees caught leaving five-star Amazon reviews for Portal

Facebook Facebook released its Portal and Portal+ smart displays two months ago, at the tail end of a scandal-ridden year in which data leaks and privacy incidents were abundant. So, the company faced a tough battle in convincing consumers to buy a smart display for their homes, no matter how well the camera tracking works. […]

Louis Vuitton wireless earbuds will cost you almost $1,000

Master & Dynamic Louis Vuitton is bringing its luxury brand to the world of audio. The French fashion house is teaming up with New York City-based audio company Master & Dynamic to create Louis Vuitton’s first branded earbuds. The Louis Vuitton Horizon Earphones will come in four different colorway designs and are expected to retail […]

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